Election 2012

Obama, Romney Tied on Economy in Latest Polls

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A raft of new polls, all reporting fairly similar numbers, underscores two critical facts about where the presidential race stands: President Obama has emerged from the back-to-back conventions having erased the edge that Republican challenger Mitt Romney had enjoyed on the economy and holds a small, but consistent, lead.

The Gallup, ABC/Washington Post, CNN/ORC and Rasmussen surveys showed Obama with 48% to 52% of the vote in a hypothetical match-up with Romney. The Republican's strength varied from 44% to 48%. Obama appears to have gained about three percentage points since the Democratic convention, while Romney gained little, if any, ground after his convention.